The M&S Boots That Fooled Everyone Into Thinking They're Designer Are Back

It's almost impossible to count the number of times that I've been stopped in the street and asked where an item I was wearing was from and the answer has been Marks and Spencer. What usually follows is surprise, but after years of uncovering hidden gems from the high-street hero, I'm always confident in the brand's ability to deliver accessible takes on runway pieces, and it's given me a lot of bragging rights. 

Marks and Spencer has had a particularly good run of transitional pieces and standout accessories in the last few months, and now that we're on the cusp of a crisp and cold winter perfect for boot season, I've found the latest piece about to be a bestseller, and it's a designer dupe that looks far more expensive than its high-street price tag. 

The brand's chunky Chelsea flatform boots were a hot topic in the Who What Wear editor group chat last winter due to their style, practicality and price. Just when we'd been looking for a versatile and comfortable everyday boots, hey presto, we found it. And not only did they look good, but they felt good too thanks to the brand's cushioned Insolia insoles, and I'm happy to report–they're back in stock. 

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After being confidently sold on the classic black style, I spotted @mihaelanedeva in the equally chic cream colourway, making my final decision that much more difficult. My advice? If you're ready to swap out last year's boots for something a little more special, don't settle for just any winter ankle boots. Try M&S winter ankle boots. They sold out once, and they're guaranteed to do it again. 



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This post was previously published and has since been updated.

Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.